News | 01 July 2024

Terms of Reference for a climate finance consultant

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Germanwatch is looking to appoint a consultant to support our work on several publications on climate finance in the next two years as part of our Climate Finance Advisory Service project. Please find the terms of reference attached.

Deadline for applications is July 15th, 2024.

Blogpost | 20 June 2024

Voters demand climate remains high on political agenda

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It has been frequently noted in the aftermath of the European elections that climate policy issues were less on the election agenda than in 2019. That may be true. But it is also true that a broad electoral majority is in favour of appropriate political responses to the climate crisis: support for more effective measures is polling high in many EU countries and among supporters of almost all (relevant) German parties. This is shown in several EU-wide and national surveys, as well as our own Germanwatch survey, commissioned together with DNR and WWF.

Moving forward on the path to deforestation-free supply chains

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An overview of Chinese initiatives with recommendations for further strategic advocacy

China's recent international commitments and domestic approaches to mitigating the environmental and social threats associated with global deforestation are plentiful but not sufficient, especially when compared to its peer and competitor, the EU. Our innovative flashcards provide key recommendations on how to strengthen the systematic approach to curate further dialogue and co-operation with stakeholders, especially by highlighting the key ministries' roles in greening the global supply chain. Ultimately, we encourage China to advance its commitment and policy to reduce global deforestation resulting from soft commodity supply chains.

The Kazakhstan–EU partnership on Critical Raw Materials

12.06.2024
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A Call for Transparency and Accountability

The EU’s strategic raw materials diplomacy and partnerships are on the rise, not just since the EU has adopted the Critical Raw Materials Act to secure the supply for its renewable energy, digitalisation, defence, and space industries. Kazakhstan and the EU have initiated a Critical Raw Materials partnership in 2022. The two Kazakhstani transparency experts Mariya Lobacheva and Tatyana Sedova trace how the partneship was set up without properly informing and consulting with the public.